Journalists protest against 100 days of internet blockade

Journalists protesting in Srinagar on Tuesday. -Excelsior/Shakeel
Journalists protesting in Srinagar on Tuesday. -Excelsior/Shakeel

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Nov 12: Working journalists today protested against snapping of internet connectivity for last 100 days which has badly affected their work in Kashmir.
The internet connectively remains snapped in Kashmir following scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35A on August 5 this year.

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The common people have been badly hit by the shutdown and journalists are worst sufferers as they find it difficult it to report without these facilities.
Carrying placards and holding latops in their hands, around two dozen journalists gathered in the premises of Kashmir Press Club to demand that the internet connectivity be restored to the journalists.
“We demand the internet which is a fundamental tool of journalism be restored. It is choking journalism here. It is a paid service and a not a freebie. It is a fundamental right and here it is being snatched from journalists”, said a senior journalist, Pervaiz Bukhari.